Goal: Improve Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Tue Oct 17 14:12:14 UTC 2017


On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:38:14 +0200
Dominik Haumann <dhaumann at kde.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org>
> wrote:
> > On maandag 4 september 2017 23:10:34 CEST Dominik Haumann wrote:
> > [...]  
> >> What I would propose to give this a big push is this ambitious
> >> goal: At the next Akademy, give every KDE contributor some handy
> >> device, and make a workshop day where essentially everyone will
> >> install plasma mobile on this.
> >> [...]
> >> Worth to investigate?  
> >
> > Yes, I think so.
> > [...]
> > Also, my impression has been that giving people devices for free
> > more often than not doesn't result in anything. Some will just use
> > them as their phone, keeping android on it, for example, others put
> > them on the stack of hardware they may try some time, but never end
> > up doing anything.
> > [...]  
> 
> Certainly very true.
> 
> To counter this, we could combine this with a certain co-payment:
> Say 100€ or so. I for one would happily pay this to try things out.
> (And the hardware does have its costs after all)

I wonder if this is something we should invest KDE funds into.
Do you see any other way to finance the gap between these 100€ and the
actual retail price?

Cheers,
-- 
sebas

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